Reclaiming Connection through Intimacy and the Urgency to Disengage from the Noise
Trending Now – #Ebola #TheApprentice #TaylorSwift #NFL. Media trends are awash with sweeping assumptions of what the public is thinking at any given moment. Sound bytes have now been accompanied by the proverbial hashtags, made popular by this now relied upon channel called social media. Snippets of life are hurled our way and the masses are expected to swallow them whole as if this is what constitutes an informed life. Sadly, many still abide.
Mainstream media has long been regarded as the vehicle by which world views are inculcated. Whether fact or fiction, or some gray area in between, too many are still allowing the frame by frame images beamed daily from their TV screens (or these days, their devices) to report reality to them. Upon reflection, we might reconsider the idea that TV is not a promoter of independent vision but a medium by which vision is fed – hence the term: tel-e-vision (a.k.a Tell-a-Vision). As a result, most are not shaping their own view of themselves and their world but allowing some external influence to convey it to them, all the while becoming desensitized and disconnected from the truth of their own inner perception.
I recently watched a very impressive interview with a young woman named Teal Swan. Known to many as The Spiritual Catalyst, Swan made a very poignant statement during an interview hosted by Sean Stone when she said, “The number one thing I’m watching in the modern world is the desecration of intimacy. Intimacy is the connection innately with something.” She goes on to say that intimacy has been replaced with a simulated version of reality, including but not limited to our reliance on technology. “Mentally there’s no connection with people if all of your mental stimulation is happening online.”
Whether you feel that our media is a well designed “program” to purposely distract and disconnect the masses from the authentic self or just a bi-product of one grand commercial campaign for the purpose of “the sale,” the unfortunate result is the same – A very powerful, persuasive medium whose job it is to beam reality to you, rather than allow you to find it out on your own terms.
While we are being pushed by the outside world to accept a series of sound bytes and hashtags as the totality of what life constitutes, we are being nudged on the inside with a promise that if we disengage from the noise, we will make room to hear the whisper of a wise friend who knows how to guide us in the right direction and truly has our best interest at heart!
The moment you realize that there exists a medium that threatens to hijack your reality is the moment you are free to erase it and re-establish your connection to the one and only vision that truly matters, and that’s your vision! Not one dictated by outside forces, but one that is intimate, connected and authentic to your truest self and for your greatest good!
Alexis Brooks is the best-selling author of Conscious Musings – Contemplations to Transform Life and Realize Potential and is the host of the popular Conscious Inquiry Radio program, exclusively presented by Conscious Life News. Visit Alexis on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!